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US Disintegration?

Joel Garreau of the Washington Post reports on the Russian pundit Igor Panarin, who is forecasting that “the United States will break into six parts in June or July of 2010.” He notes that Panarin’s disintegration divination comes ...

Governed and ungoverned spaces

Somali pirates seizing ships on the high seas and militias driving hundreds of thousands from their homes in the Congo are prime examples of what happens when there is too little government to manage even basic control of a country. FutureAtlas has ...

Mapping the speed of change

In the issue that comes out next week, Foreign Policy magazine will cover some work I did at the consulting firm Social Technologies on mapping the speed of change. Foreign Policy writes: How swiftly or slowly life changes in particular countries is ...

Mapping dyschronicity

Future Atlas has a new map of an aspect of dyschronicity, the distance in time between places measured by culture, technology, or some other characteristic. In this case, the map shows approximate distance between one place and the rest of the world ...

Urbanization to 2015: interactive map

The BBC has created an interactive map of world urbanization from 1955 to 2015, including all megacities of 5 million or more. The 2005 map reveals that we are approaching the tipping point at which, for the first time ever, more people will live in ...

If sea levels rise

A Google Maps-powered mash up depicts the effects of up to 14 meters of sea-level rise. Users can select the region at different scales, choose 1 to 14 meters of rise, and see the results in map or satellite image form. As expected, many regions ...